Trade Notice No.05/2010-CE

Dated Shillong, the  23rd  March, 2010.


Subject: Implementation of the provisions of COTP Act, 2003 and The Cigarettes    and Other Tobacco Products  

             (Packaging and Labelling) Rules, 2008-  Empowering the Customs &  Central Excise Officers - reg.

             The trade, Industry and all concerned are informed that the Board has issued a Circular No. 896/16/2009-CX dated 01.09.2009, on the above subject. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has amended the Notification dated 30.07.2009 [S.O.1866 (E)] vide Notification dated 06.01.10 [S.O.23 (E)] .The effect of the Notification is that the officers at the level of Superintendents and above of the Customs & Central Excise Department are empowered for entry, search and seizure only at the premises registered under the Central Excise & Customs. Therefore, officers are not empowered to enter, search etc. for premises which are not registered with the Department for carrying out any act under the COTP Act, 2003.                                                                       


   (Hemant A Bhatt )


Authority: Circular No.  918/08/2010-CX  

New Delhi, dated the 4th March, 2010.